At Abbeyfield we love any excuse for a party and recently we had good cause to celebrate. One of our ladies, Beryl, turned 90 and to mark this landmark birthday we threw her an afternoon tea party.

Staff, residents and four generations of her family visited Octagon to shower Beryl with good wishes, cards and gifts. The dining room was decked out in her honour by family members and Beryl was particularly delighted to see many of her old friends, who also came to join the in the festivities.

The delicious spread laid on for the occasion included sandwiches, scones, cream cakes and a fabulous birthday cake made by her granddaughter. As well as endless tea and coffee, the VIP was toasted with a variety of tipples such as wine and beer. All in all it was a very enjoyable afternoon, for a lovely lady.